Education for the higher educated

Leadership Process

Ashridge Business School

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Develop your own leadership approach and lead with greater confidence

This intensive five-day personal leadership training course will help you become the best leader you can be. You will discover who you are as a leader, what you believe in and what you want to achieve, as well as reivew and set new personal and professional goals.

Who is this leadership course for?

You are a mid to senior level manager. You have recently or will soon be taking on more responsibility, have a new or expanded leadership role or a personal desire to lead more flexibly.

Programme overview

The Ashridge Leadership Process will help you become the best leader you can be in the context of your professional role. It will increase your ability to lead with greater confidence and with a broader range of capabilities, through a richer understanding of yourself and your impact on others.

It will challenge you to review and set new personal and professional goals, and help you to achieve these with the support of a personal executive coach.

You will have four 1:1 coaching sessions: two whilst you are at Ashridge, plus one at three and one at six months following the residential phase of the programme.

Benefits to you and your organisation

  • You will learn from your past, understand and attend to the present and build pivotal leadership capabilities for the future
  • You will discover different leadership styles and build an action plan to help you apply them in your workplace
  • You will have enhanced self-awareness and confidence to meet the challenges of leadership and increased responsibility
  • You will have more effective thinking skills
  • You will develop new personal and organisational goals
  • You will be armed with techniques for leading high performance teams
  • You will have gained Invaluable insights into lifestyle planning.

Why choose an Ashridge Open Programme?

  • Ashridge offers you a unique environment for learning, reflection and change
  • Ashridge offers peer networking opportunities with like minded professionals during the programme and afterwards via The Ashridge Network
  • On site accommodation, learning materials, leisure facilities and a wide choice of cuisine is all included as part of your Ashridge Open Programme package
  • Our teaching style blends academic theory and real-world examples with practical skills and tools. Our faculty won't lecture you but will make you participate. It's how we make your learning stick
  • With specific implementable action plans, proven new thinking and practical advice, Ashridge will help you make more of your career
  • Access to online content from Virtual Ashridge to support your learning before, during and after the residential part of your programme.

Programme content and structure


In preparation for the residential part of your programme, you will complete the following:

  • An AIMS 360 degree feedback questionnaire
  • A FIRO-B questionnaire which will give you valuable insights into the needs you bring to your relationships with other people
  • Your Leadership CV to review the factors that build your leadership style
  • A Learning Partner Questionnaire - a short questionnaire to be completed by the person whom you nominate as your Learning Partner
  • You will also have a short introductory telephone conversation with your Ashridge coach.

Five-day residential phase

During the residential phase you will:

  • Have two sessions with your personal leadership coach
  • Engage with your learning support and challenge group
  • Participate in small group activities and exercises to provide insight into your personal leadership style, motivations and values
  • Have time to develop your leadership development plan.

Working in small peer groups or with your personal leadership coach, you will cover:

  • Increased personal awareness
  • Leadership styles in the context of your organisation
  • Organisational culture
  • Change leadership and how to manage ambiguity
  • How leaders think, learn and develop
  • Work / life balance
  • Lifestyle planning
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Creating value and improving performance
  • Your personal and organisational vision.

Post programme

You have two follow-up personal coaching sessions, usually three and six months later, to help you to apply your action plan. Our research and direct client feedback suggests that these sessions help you to be a much more effective leader.

As a participant you automatically join the Ashridge Network where you can continue your personal development and networking.

Your personal development is supported with access to relevant Virtual Ashridge content via your programme portal for twelve months after your programme.

You can keep your personal development on track with one-to-one coaching sessions tailored to your specific requirements as well as access ongoing support from Ashridge Momentum. Please contact our Programme Advisors for further information.

Level University
Form Part-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 5 days
Location Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK
Costs €8416
Class location type At the institute
Titles No title
Required language skills English
Country United Kingdom
Completion Certificate
“I credit the growth of my own business to the Ashridge MBA”

"I have attended many courses in different parts of the world, but I wish to state that I will always treasure my two trips to Ashridge. Indeed, I have no hesitation in declaring that the best course I ever attended was the Ashridge Leadership Process."

Atal Malviya (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer), Odimax Limited